Police in northeast China shot dead an allegedly insane man who was wielding a knife and killed one pedestrian and injured 11 others on Thursday morning, the Xinhua news agency quoted a local police source as saying.
An emergency call came at around 07:00 a.m., when citizens of the Acheng District of Harbin, capital of northeastern China's Heilongjiang province, reported a man had knifed 12 people in the street, Xinhua said.
After failing to subdue the murderer with tear gas, police shot him dead.
Of the victims, one died, and the other 11 have been hospitalized, according to the agency.
Police have yet to confirm if the attacker, a 38-year-old resident of Harbin, had suffered from a mental disorder.
HARBIN, November 26 (RIA Novosti)